"The Ballad of the Ladies of Past Times" comes from a 15th-century poem by François Villon, regarded as one of the most prominent French poets of the late Middle Ages. (It's perhaps best-known for introducing the phrase "where are the snows of yesteryear?" A translation is available at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballade_des…s_du_temps_jadis)
We were inspired to learn this after hearing it from English singer-songwriter Olivia Chaney.
from Colleen White & Sean Smith: Live at BCMFest
released February 7, 2017
Recorded at BCMFest 2017 in Club Passim, Harvard Square
Engineer: Abby Altman
Recordings courtesy of Passim
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